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Donnie Veal optioned to Triple-A Charlotte

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox optioned left-handed reliever Donnie Veal to Triple-A Charlotte after Wednesday's 6-2 defeat to the Boston Red Sox.

Veal was called on to pitch in the ninth inning and allowed both of his inherited runners to score on a single by Daniel Nava. Veal also walked a batter in his two-thirds of an inning.

Veal was not charged with a run himself in the outing, reducing his ERA to 8.59 in 14 outings this season. He has nine walks and five strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings of work.

The move creates roster space to bring back John Danks, who hasn't pitched in the major leagues in over a year after having shoulder surgery in August. That move has yet to be made official, but manager Robin Ventura said that Danks will start in Friday’s series opener against the Miami Marlins.